• His remarks come at the backdrop of elected leaders teaming up along their tribal affiliations to push for specific agendas for the regions they represent.
Babu Owino, the Embakasi East MP has said that most of the leaders Kenyans elected to office are stupid.
The legislator said it was senseless for any leader in Kenya to play the tribal card. The vocal and controversial MP also insisted that it was also meaningless.
His remarks come against the backdrop of elected leaders teaming up along their tribal affiliations to push for specific agendas for their regions.
During political campaigns in Kenya, those seeking office have consistently campaigned by meeting their constituents based on their tribes.
However, during the 2022 campaigns ahead of the August General elections, the campaigns were primarily based on the country's economic transformation as opposed to voting along tribal lines like in the past.
President William Ruto who was then DP urged Kenyans to reject leaders who were banking on tribal politics to ascend power.
The Embakasi East MP's remarks elicited mixed reactions from Twitter users and here is how they reacted;
Dan Tumbo@DanTumbo5 For the first time I agree with you
The complex Ideologiest Absolutely true starting with the Dp
Odinga Fanuel True kabisa -- saw Kisii, Luhyia, and Kikuyu leaders meeting Ruto as a tribe -- really f**kd up sh*t.
193Kiptôrõr@alfredktoo Yourself included?
Ke Obsever@kawuor_observer Correct word is primitive
GideonK@GideonStatistic I agree
His Excellency Wisdom detected
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